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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on April 09, 2013 11:00 AM

Numerous defendants have been named in criminal charges filed in the Indiana district court before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl.

Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court of common pleas.

Charged were:

Elena Pietrowicz, 22, of Stewartstown, York County, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with DUI and a summary driving infraction at 2:37 a.m. Jan. 11 in the 700 block of Wayne Avenue, following a traffic stop for inoperable registration lights. Pietrowicz had a BAC of 0.199 percent, court papers show. Pietrowicz waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

Jason Kish, 37, of Ninth Street, Lucernemines, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with DUI and two summary driving infractions at 2:21 a.m. Dec. 30 in the 1600 block of Philadelphia Street, following a traffic stop for having snow on his rear window and crossing the double-yellow line. Kish had a BAC of 0.167 percent, court papers show. Kish waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

Todd Cessna, 25, of State Route 2003, Shelocta, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary driving infraction at 10:21 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 600 block of School Street, following a traffic stop for excessive acceleration and abrupt stopping. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.

Phillip Austin, 22, of Eastwood Court, Indiana, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with DUI, possession of an offensive weapon and two summary driving infractions at 1:48 a.m. Jan. 18 in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. Police observed a single-vehicle traffic accident in which Austin was traveling at an unsafe speed on snow- and ice-covered roads. Austin had metal knuckles in his possession and refused to submit to a blood test, court papers show. Austin waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

Toni Yakemik, 26, of Blue Street, Iselin; Mark Savage, 38, of South Stewart Street, Blairsville; Laurie Lydick, 50, of East Market Street, Blairsville; Lacey Hamilton, 21, of South Stewart Street, Blairsville; Robert Sexton, 49, of Carter Street, Kent; and Nelliemae Sleasman, 21, of Park Drive, Black Lick, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:52 p.m. Dec. 19 at 470 Philadelphia Street.

Police responded to a report that four females were behaving suspiciously at Subs ’n Suds. During a vehicle search, Yakemik fled from the scene on foot. Yakemik was also charged with resisting arrest, escape and disorderly conduct.

Preliminary hearings for Yakemik, Savage, Lydick, Hamilton and Sexton are scheduled for April 25. Sleasman waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

James Mason, 48, of Rayne Church Road, Indiana, charged Jan. 29 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and three summary driving infractions at 8:16 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 400 block of South Seventh Street, following a traffic stop for an inoperable headlight and taillight. Mason pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $662 in fines and costs. The remaining charges were withdrawn.

Michael Sivak, 18, of Suites on Pratt, Indiana, charged Feb. 1 by IUP police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 9:18 p.m. Jan. 28 at 601 Pratt Drive. Police responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from a room. The case was held for court.

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